PHASE SHIFT

PHASE SHIFT
The group exhibition is a collaboration project of the Artus Studio and the Doctoral
School of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts.

Opening time: 5th of November 2019, 7 pm
Opening hours: 5th of November – 21th of November 2019

(Mo-Fr 12-6 pm)


Phase shift is a widely used term in electronics, and a common term in the study of signals, waveforms and communication. It refers to the displacement of two periodic signals in the time domain. Periodic signals occur everywhere, and the term phase shift has many uses in everyday language.

The exhibition is related to the history of the Artus building. The participants were primarily captivated by the changes in the use of the factory building, the history and the meaning of the functional shifts, and the imprints of the process.

In the first room, Márta Czene (HU), Bianka Dobó (HU), Pallavi Majumder (IN), and Dia Zékány (HU) analyze the features and differences of artistic and non-artistic work. Bianka Dobó uses an imaginary optimization process to eliminate the phase shift between the work process of Dia Zékány and a more effective painting method, while Márta Czene examines the shift in the workflow of different artists. Dia depicts those spaces wich are closed for visitors, the piles of objects and supplies are dynamically changing, disappearing and reappearing in the storage rooms and she paints the permanent state of the objects. Pallavi Majumder reflects on the structure
of the factory building. In her labyrinth-like installation, she modelles her journey and wandering in the interconnected, zig-zagged spaces. The characters in Márta Czene’s story move the same way, periodically finding and losing each other in the space.

In the second room, Cecília Bandeira (BR), Zsuzsanna Kozsuhárov (HU), Volkan Mengi (TR) and Nguyen Thi Thanh Tra (VN) make a 3D video installation reconstructing the history of the Artus building. What have those walls witnessed? They intend to convey a new perspective on the historical narrative, since history can be perceived and communicated in many different ways and it is actually formed within us and contributed by us. The video work is a search for the truth, a slippery and vibrant truth that is being formed by anecdotes, personal stories, and imaginations.